Solo Expedition #4

About two weeks ago, I decided to try out some glass painting with tracing black. This was after a fellow artist suggested that I might enjoy the process as it was similar to pushing around dust particles (which I am used to with charcoal on paper). The process turned out to be quite similar toContinue reading “Solo Expedition #4”

The Ghosts of Tower Blocks

I see buildings falling in Glasgow. I see rubble. I ask myself where that rubble goes. I discover that it’s crushed and then used to build new pedestrian streets- so people are walking on the ghosts of tower blocks[1](Cyprien Galliard) My most recent art practice revolves around the mysterious vista, ambiguous built structures and theContinue reading “The Ghosts of Tower Blocks”

Brutalism’s uncanny existence

Ruined modern spaces interrupt the flow of capitalism’s escalated sense of the present tense by creating somewhere a little more desolate, existing outside of one’s everyday city experience. As author and philosophy researcher Dylan Trigg writes, these spaces are haunting in that they insist upon the integration of the past into the present by troublingContinue reading “Brutalism’s uncanny existence”